Top 5 ski resorts in West Virginia

Top 5 ski resorts in West Virginia

  1. Canaan Valley Ski Resort

Compared to the other ski resorts in the region, Canaan Valley Ski Resort is rather smaller. You can easily learn to ski and improve your skills in Canaan Valley. The resort receives over 13 feet of snow annually. With its 850 feet vertical drop and three lifts, the resort has the capacity of 6,000 people per hour. The resort also has 47 named trails, along with the tubing park and the skating rink, and the longest snow tubing runs in West Virginia.

  1. Winterplace Ski Resort

With its 27 runs and 10 lifts, Winterplace is for those who want to spend their time snowboarding! The resort has also an innovative terrain park and a ski school for beginners and those who would like to become an advanced skier. The ski hill’s vertical drop is 603 feet and has 105 acres of skiable terrain. The resort has 5 restaurants, including cafeterias and casual places that show ski videos. If night skiing is your cup of tea, Winterplace is for you! After skiing, you can also see West Virginia’s largest snow tubing park in the resort. Winterplace is easily accessible right off Interstate 77 near Ghent.

  1. Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort

Snowshoe is one of the places for intermediate and beginner skiers. With its 60 trails, including green cruisers, some steeper runs and glade skiing, the resort is also an ideal place for advanced skiers and experts. Located on the two highest peaks in West Virginia, the mountain receives a large amount of snow annually. Five terrain parks are also available in the resort with all the latest features. Restaurants, cafeterias and accommodation opportunities are available in the resort too. If you would like to have the best ski experience in West Virginia, Snowshoe is waiting for you!

  1. Timberline Mountain Ski Resort

With its lots of steeps, chutes, bumps and glades, the resort is generally considered as the best place for advanced skiers and experts. The terrain in Timberline is more suitable to advanced skiers and snowboarders than beginners. Timberline also has ski-in/ski-out accommodation opportunities with good restaurants. The closest airport to the resort is North Central West Virginia Airport. If you have a car, it is just a 2 hour drive from the airport to the resort.

  1. Bryce Ski Resort

Located in the amazing foothills of the Allegheny Mountains,  Bryce Ski Resort provides a family-friendly skiing atmosphere for beginners and advanced skiers. Bryce Resort is famous for boosting one of the largest ski teams, with over 60 racers, in West Virginia. The resort offers one of the best ski experiences in West Virginia with its snow tubing and  ice skating. A lot of restaurants and cafeterias, and one snowsports school are available in the area too!